Definition of photoreconnaissance in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōrəˈkänəsəns/


Military reconnaissance carried out by means of aerial photography.
Example sentences
  • On the same day as the Israeli photoreconnaissance, signals intelligence intercepted an order from the Egyptian high command to break the Ramadan fast, a sure sign that something extraordinary was about to occur.
  • However, during the air assault, many commanders learned that these teams and photoreconnaissance could only provide a partial picture of the enemy situation.
  • During World War II, optical photoreconnaissance was the answer to finding and destroying military targets through optical images and bombsights - changing the way modern wars are fought and, thus, the course of history.

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Syllabification: pho·to·re·con·nais·sance

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